Cher Scarlett is an American software engineer and writer. She is a workers’ rights advocate and has organized staff at Apple, Activision Blizzard, and Starbucks.
She was a leader of the #AppleToo movement, which gathered and shared stories of mistreatment from current and former Apple employees, and was a founder of Apple Together, a solidarity union, where she remains an advisor.
Scarlett also filed complaints against Apple with the National Labor Relations Board and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
After months of activism at the company, Scarlett voluntarily resigned with a now-defunct settlement after she says she was harassed, intimidated, and retaliated against.
Scarlett has successfully lobbied for labor laws in Washington state. She also advocated for Apple shareholder proposals regarding civil rights and concealment clauses, the first to be approved by the company’s shareholders in more than 10 years.